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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Communication in the migratory termite-hunting ant Pachycondyla (=Termitopone) marginata (Formicidae, Ponerinae)
Author: Holldobler, B
Janssen, E
Bestmann, HJ
Leal, IR
Oliveira, PS
Kern, F
Konig, WA
Abstract: The Neotropical species Pachycondyla marginata conducts well-organized predatory raids on the termite species Neocapritermes opacus and frequently emigrates to new nest sites. During both activities the ants employ chemical trail communication. The trail pheromone originates from the pygidial gland. Among the substances identified in the pygidial gland secretions, only citronellal was effective as a trail pheromone. Isopulegol elicited an increase in locomotory activity in the ants and may function as a synergist recruitment signal. The chemical signal is enhanced by a shaking display performed by the recruiting ant.
Subject: recruitment trails
pheromones
pygidial gland
citronellal
Editor: Springer Verlag
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 1996
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